The Nut Blog

One Ingredient Nut Butter

Smooth Almond Butter

What’s in our most popular nut butters? Just one ingredient: nuts! What else do you need? Extra oil (and fat)? Noooo. Extra sugar? I don’t think so! Extra salt? If you have high blood pressure, you certainly don’t want that. Our natural and organic nuts are wholesome, naturally delicious, and good for you exactly as […]

Posted on January 21st, 2020

Walnut Trees in Winter and David Hockney

David Hockney painting, East Yorkshire Walnut Trees

In winter, it sometimes seems like there is little to notice, and little to write about when it comes to nuts. But that is always when I look to famous artists—and the artist in me—for inspiration. Because there IS something I love about nut trees in winter: it’s the only time when you can plainly […]

Posted on January 16th, 2020

Spicy Gumbo with Almond Butter

It’s stew season! And if you like your stew on the spicy side, you’ll love this recipe from New Orleans. This fragrant and colorful gumbo is the perfect way to warm up on a cold winter evening. Traditionally made with meat, I like soy sausage in this for a more heart-healthy vegan treat. Spicy Gumbo […]

Posted on January 14th, 2020

Walnuts for Brain Health

walnut in a shell

Did you know that walnuts have been considered good for brain health since ancient times? As far back as 23-79 CE, there was a concept called the Doctrine of Signatures. By using the same tools of observation and trial and error that scientists are taught to use, early healers looked for various characteristics in nature […]

Posted on January 9th, 2020

Walnuts at Maisie Jane’s

Walnuts

What’s new at Maisie Jane’s? Walnuts! And we’re so excited because when it comes to nuts that are versatile, healthy and delicious, walnuts are certainly near the top of the list! Like our beloved almonds, walnuts are a great source of health-enhancing nutrition. They’re full of antioxidants that fight bad cholesterol and are a better […]

Posted on January 7th, 2020

Chocolate Almond Coffee Cake (Recipe)

Chocolate Almond Coffee Cake

New Year’s Day! The start of a brand new year, new beginnings, a new start. I usually begin every year with resolutions, but this year I think I need to start with just a little more rest. Luckily, enjoying life is a perfectly great resolution, too! And, for me, one of my great pleasures is […]

Posted on January 1st, 2020

What to Bring to the New Year’s Eve Party

The Perfect Wine Basket

You got a last minute invitation to a New Year’s Eve party and you don’t know what to bring? If you live here in Chico, pop on by to Maisie Jane’s! We have a wide assortment of gift baskets, gift rounds, and lots of other goodies and surprises just perfect for last of the year, […]

Posted on December 30th, 2019

Italian Fruitcake with Marsala Sauce

Italian fruitcake

Fruitcake? Everyone’s least favorite dessert? The object of ridicule derided as a brick every Christmas season? Apparently, you’ve never had the homemade alcohol-laced versions I grew up with! Today’s recipe, I will admit, is not the one I remember enjoying—that recipe is long gone. But today’s recipe, provided courtesy of the Almond Board of California, […]

Posted on December 26th, 2019

Last Minute Shopping at Maisie Jane’s

Chocolate Nuts for Christmas

The clock is ticking! Christmas is almost here, everything feels hectic, and some of us don’t have our Christmas shopping done. We at Maisie Jane’s completely understand. And, while it’s too late to shop online and have packages delivered on time for Christmas day, it’s not too late to celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas! […]

Posted on December 23rd, 2019

Buy a Maisie Jane’s Gift Card

Maisie Jane's Gift Card

Time is running short to buy gifts for Christmas and you just can’t decide what to do? Have no fear, Maisie Jane’s is here! Let your friends and family buy their own gifts with a Maisie Jane’s Gift Card! Buy them gift cards online for them to use in our online store. It’s so easy! […]

Posted on December 19th, 2019